Player to watch this weekend: Ross Barkley (Everton) 0

Roberto Martinez’s Everton travel to Stamford Bridge and get another chance to put in an impressive performance on a big, televised stage. Their trips to London this season have been largely successful: Everton were excellent against Arsenal, took three points off West Ham, drew at Selhurst Park, and were extremely unfortunate to get beaten at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea are a different tank of sharks though, and they will provide the ultimate context for how far this side has come under Martinez.

Specifically, it will be fascinating to see how Ross Barkley features in this contest and how well he does against such a defensively-sound opponent.

Barkley has lost a little momentum since his toe injury, but he’s still one of the young players of the season. Whilst his technique and attacking-intent are the cornerstones of his game, it’s really fearlessness which marks Barkley out - he’s very un-English in that way, and he plays in such a joyfully uninhibited way.

How much impact can he have against Mourinho’s defence and the monstrous Nemanja Matic? I can’t wait to find out and neither, probably, can Roy Hodgson.

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